Wednesday, 1 May 2013

It's All In The Sentiment - Mother's Day Cards

It's time for another challenge over at the Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog. This month's theme is "It's all in the Sentiment".

I have two cards to show you which I made for Mother's Day this year.

This first one I made for my Mum. The heart and the embellishments were from a K & Co. Smitten kit. I bought it years ago but as it was a Valentine photo card kit I never used it. I couldn't really see Hubby appreciating it! Anyway, this year I realised it would make a fab Mother's Day card so I set about transforming it. 

Instead of a photo I used the "To the World" Clarity stamp. As the challenge says, "It's all in the sentiment" and that one was perfect.

I changed the Valentine's Day embellishment to Happy Mother's Day which I had printed out on my computer.

I had some 12x12 papers in the same Smitten design so I used them to make a similar card for my Mother-in-law.

The sentiment is stamped onto one of the Spellbinders Floral Ovals Nestabilities. Then I've used various other dies to decorate the card. I had a bit of a problem with the edging as I just couldn't get it to cut through the patterned paper and the card I'd stuck it to. Luckily I had some old Fiskars punches in a similar sized heart and circle, so I finished it off with those.

Stamp Used

Dies Used
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
Spellbinders Classic Petal Edgeabilities
Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labels 11
Flower - Tim Holtz Tattered Florals
Scroll - Tim Holtz Elegant Flourishes

Embossing Folder
Cuttlebug Wicker Weave

Clarity have so many lovely sentiment stamps, sometimes they are all you need to make a beautiful, heartfelt card. It's all in the sentiment after all.

Congratulations to the winner and Top 5 of the "In the Garden" challenge. I really enjoyed looking at all of the entries and I look forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge. Good luck!



  1. These are gorgeous Lynne particularly love the heart xx

  2. I have to say the heart is my favourite too, and love the colors. Beautiful.

  3. LOve both of these, the colour is gorgeous and the sentiment is spot on for a Mother's day card. Truely shows how lovely it is to be able make personalised items like this. xxxAnnie

  4. Both very beautiful Lynne, pretty and oh so feminine :-) xx

  5. Love this sentiment and it makes a beautiful card very personal.xx

  6. Lynne these are lovely - we all love pink!
    The sentiments work so well on both projects but the heart is very unusual.
    Very pretty projects xx

  7. 2 beautiful projects as ever Lynne. Love the colour. If I had to choose I would pick the heart but they are both superb. xx

  8. Wow Lynne! Very pink and patterned, I love it! I am going to be different and say the card is my favourite.

  9. Both projects are great Lynne and hopefully both Mums were pleased with them. My favourite is the heart :-)

    xx Sazzle xx

  10. Both are beautiful Lynne, makes a nice change to use the verse stamp with patterned papers and die cuts x

  11. Lynn this is absolutely bloomin lovely, you just reminded me to change the shape of things through decoration! Sam

  12. Gorgeous Lynne, so pretty. Wouldn't want to choose between them they are both lovely x


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